To understand why Monica Lopez-Maddox filed to run for the Orange County Clerk-Recorder you just have to look at the picture atop this post. The guy hogging the picture is her hubby, Ken Maddox-Lopez. Just as he is front and center in that picture, he is surely pulling Monica’s strings as he throws her into a campaign she is utterly unqualified and unprepared for.
Now why would Ken do this? Well he has had an interesting career in politics but as far as I can tell he just loves getting paid by the government. What better scheme than to get his wife an elected job, with a six-figure salary? And all the while Ken is running for office too this year – he is a candidate for Public Administrator.
But this election becomes even more bizarre when you factor in the other challenger – Gary Pritchard, the lone Democrat in the race. Gary is a Trustee at the Capistrano Unified School District. You know how Gary got that seat? He won it when Ken got recalled in 2010! How unpopular was Ken in that recall election? Residents turned in 65,903 petition signatures! Continue reading